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2019 MTV EMA: Burna Boy, Teni And Others Compete For Best African Act

2019 MTV EMA: Burna Boy, Teni And Others Compete For Best African Act

Just days after garnering the most nominations at this year’s Headies Awards, Afro-pop singer Burna Boy and singer-songwriter Teni have been nominated for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards.

The pair would be competing for MTV EMA Best African Act against four other African acts; South Africa’s Nasty C, Tanzania’s Harmonize and Togo’s duo Toofan.

On the global scene, Ariana Grande leads this year’s crop of nominations, racking up a total of seven nods — including Best Video, Best Artist, and Best Song. Not far behind are Lil Nas X, Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish, who each nabbed six nominations.

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, the 3rd of November at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. The event will be broadcast live on MTV base 19:00 WAT. Voting has commenced and fans can vote for their favourite African act at https://www.mtvema.com/en-africa/vote/

See the full nomination list below:

Best African Act
Burna Boy
Teni
Nasty C
Harmonize
Toofan Prince Kaybee

Best Video

Ariana Grande, “thank u, next

Billie Eilish, “Bad guy

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)

Rosalia, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, “Con Altura”

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. “ME!”

Best Artist

Ariana Grande

J Balvin

Miley Cyrus

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

Best Song

Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”

Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)

Post Malone, Swae Lee, “Sunflower”

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”

Best Collaboration

BTS, Halsey, “Boy With Luv”

Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)

Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”

ROSALÍA, J Balvin ft. El Guincho, “Con Altura”

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, “Call You Mine”

Best New

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Mabel

Best Pop

Ariana Grande

Becky G

Camila Cabello

Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

Best Live

Ariana Grande

BTS

Ed Sheeran

P!NK

Travis Scott

Best Rock

Green Day

Imagine Dragons

Liam Gallagher

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

Best Hip-Hop

21 Savage

Cardi B

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

Best Alternative

FKA Twigs

Lana Del Rey

Solange

twenty-one pilots

Vampire Weekend

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris

DJ Snake

Marshmello

Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

Best Look

Halsey

J Balvin

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

BTS

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

Best Push

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

CNCO

H.E.R.

Jade Bird

Juice WRLD

Kiana Ledé

Lauv

Lewis Capaldi

Lizzo

Mabel

Rosalia

Best World Stage

Bebe Rexha Isle of MTV Malta 2019

Hailee Steinfeld Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Muse Bilbao, Spain 2018

The 1975 Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

twenty-one pilots Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019

Best U.K. & Ireland Act

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Mabel

Ed Sheeran

Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)

Best U.S. Act

Lil Nas X

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

Best Canadia Act
Alessia Cara
Avril Lavigne
Carly Rae Jepsen
Johnny Orlando
Shawn Mendes
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